Acts 11
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1The apostles and brothers throughout Judea soon heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.1Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers took issue with him2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying,
3and said, “You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them.”3“You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
4But Peter began and explained to them the whole sequence of events:4But Peter began and explained it to them in order:
5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision of something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came right down to me.5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.
6I looked at it closely and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air.6Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air.
7Then I heard a voice saying to me, ’Get up, Peter, kill and eat.’7And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’
8’No, Lord,’ I said, ’for nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’8But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’
9But the voice spoke from heaven a second time, ’Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’9But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’
10This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into heaven.10This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven.
11Just then, three men sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying.11And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea.
12The Spirit told me to accompany them without hesitation. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s home.12And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.
13He told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house and saying, ’Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter.13And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter;
14He will convey to you a message by which you and all your household will be saved.’14he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’
15As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as He had come upon us at the beginning.15As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.
16Then I remembered the word of the Lord, as He used to say, ’John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
17So if God gave them the same gift as He gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to hinder the work of God?”17If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”
18When they heard this, their objections were put to rest, and they glorified God, saying, “So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.”18When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
19Meanwhile, those scattered by the persecution that began with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message only to Jews.19Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
20But some of them, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.20But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
21The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.21And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
22When news of this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas to Antioch.22The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts.23When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,
24Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.24for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
25Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,25So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
27In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.27Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted through the Spirit that a great famine would sweep across the entire Roman world. (This happened under Claudius.)28And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).
29So the disciples, each according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.29So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.
30This they did, sending their gifts to the elders with Barnabas and Saul.30And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
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